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We’re passionate about telling the stories of Northeast Ohio women—and creating community through our Behind the Story events.

Northeast Ohio women are incredible and inspiring. (Can we get an amen?!) And that’s why we created Modern CLE, a newsletter that shines a light on the women you admire and aspire to be like—through articles about them and the issues they care about.

Each month, we send a researched, reported article to our newsletter subscribers’ inboxes—then invite them to participate in our Behind the Story events, a chance to meet the sources and subjects of those articles in unique and meaningful ways.

Modern CLE is led by founder Jillian Kramer, a journalist and editor who has written for the digital and print editions of Glamour, SELF, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Brides, Cleveland Magazine, and more. But Modern CLE truly could not be produced without the talent and dedication of many others; Modern CLE relies on a team of talented freelance journalists and photographers to produce our newsletter content.


Core Values



Tell Incredible Stories

Modern CLE was founded by a journalist—so it should be no surprise that storytelling is a key focus of our newsletter. But in addition to telling good stories, we’re committed to telling accurate stories: We fact-check every article and adhere to strict ethical reporting standards.



Create Community

We hate to brag, but as journalists, we have the coolest jobs in the world. (Think about it: We get to meet and ask questions of incredible NEO women!) So, we launched our Behind the Story events so that you could meet them, too—and we could all become a stronger community.



Support Women

Around here, it’s all about women: We contract with and pay them to write our articles and take our photographs; we cover them in those articles; and we gather them together—as often as possible, through our exclusive Behind the Story events—to celebrate one another in person.